This is a link I recommend you to bookmark.
This list is useful for outreach & also whenever someone needs Wiki-Help in
a particular city. It would be great if Wikipedians could update this
We have the following completely unrepresented states/UTs:
* Andaman & Nicobar Islands
* Arunachal Pradesh
* Dadra, Nagar & Haveli
* Daman & Diu
* Himachal Pradesh
* Jammu & Kashmir
* Jharkhand (AngPradesh is in Mumbai)
* Punjab (oye, ye ki hoya!)
* Uttar Pradesh
Okay, all you admins, please update your status (Mikey my boy, that means
Abroad, we dont have Indic Wikipedians listed for:
* Asia (other than India)
* Middle East
* North America
* South America
Unless you would like to stay off list, of course that's acceptable too.
May I also request Tinu / list admins to please forward it all the Indic
language & city Wikimedia lists. We need this resource to be as
comprehensible as possible.
We are pleased to announce that Gujarati Wikisource has uploaded one of the best known Gujarati piece of Literature, Saraswatichandra (Novel). This Novel has 4 volumes and more than 1770 Pages. It was written over a period of 15 years, with the first volume being published in 1887 and the fourth one in 1902. The Hindi film Saraswatichandra, released in 1968, was based on this novel and also 2013 television series of the same name which was broadcast on Star Plus in 2013–14.
Volunteers of Gujarati Community has worked for 9 months, to bring this master piece of literature to the people. The work on this project started on 20.08.2015. This became the 79th book on the Gujarati Wikisource.
The following wiki medians participated in the proejct : Ashok Vaishnav (User: Amvaishnav), Krishnakumar J Thakar (User:kjthaker), Vyom (User:Vyom25),Kabirdas Vankar (User:Kabirdas Vankar ), Vikas Kaila (User:વિકાસ કૈલા),Nizil Shah(User:Nizil Shah), Kartik Mistry (User:KartikMistry), Satishchandra Patel (User:સતિષચંદ્ર), Sushant Savla (User:Sushant savla).
Ekatra Foundation and Forbes Gujarati Sabha also provided technical support.
Link of the Novel on wiki source:
Wanted to provide an update on the upcoming Wikimedia Foundation’s New
Readers research in India.
We have taken feedback from a few folks, and enjoyed a good chat with
Yohann Thomas on priority research needs.
Reflecting these, we will be in India from June 13 to 27. The research will
Urban, semi-urban, and rural internet users
in Hindi, Tamil, and English languages
From education, technology, and rural industry backgrounds
Around the Delhi (including nearby Noida and Gurgaon) and Chennai areas
We're really looking forward to visiting India and learning more about the
many different kinds of internet users there, and of course, to potentially
meeting some of you during our travels! If you are in or around Delhi /
Chennai, please email me so we can connect.
Community Advocate (International)
joesutherland.rocks | @jrbsu <http://twitter.com/jrbsu> | +44 (0) 7722 916
Greetings from CIS-A2K,
It gives us great pleasure to inform that the Train-the-Trainer 2016
organised by CIS-A2K is going to be held from 17-19 June, Bangalore.
Train-the-Trainer programme was conceptualised in order to bridge the gap
between wiki volunteers/enthusiasts who would like to conduct off reach
activities and have been discouraged due to non availability of resources
and support. The three day residential event will include presentations by
the participants regarding a plan to improve their wiki-projects, expert
sessions about conducting effective outreach activities, best practices
from the global wiki communities, revised grant structure of WMF,
activities to understand WMF strategy and vision, understanding global
metrics and coming up with a concrete plan by participants in association
with A2K to improve their wiki-projects.
A2K invites Wikimedians to apply for this programme. Participants will be
selected based on their on wiki and off wiki activities and their responses
to the questions asked in the Google form:
Selected participants are required to finish pre-work assigned to them
without fail. Please fill the Google form given below and write to us at
tanveer(a)cis-india.org, tito(a)cis-india.org and rahim(a)cis-india.org for more
New grants program from WMF:
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From: Alex Wang <awang(a)wikimedia.org>
Date: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 8:11 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] Announcing Rapid Grants
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
We are excited to announce the launch of a new Wikimedia Foundation grants
program, Rapid Grants!
Rapid grants fund Wikimedia community members -- individuals, groups, or
organizations contributing to Wikimedia projects -- to organize projects
throughout the year for up to USD 2,000. Projects can include experiments
or standard needs that don't need broad review to get started. Applications
are reviewed weekly by WMF staff.
Read more about the new program and apply here:
Questions? Email rapidgrants(a)wikimedia.org
For more information about next steps and important dates for the grants
program redesign, please visit:
Wikimedia Foundation <http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Home>
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New messages to: Wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org
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